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August 12, 2020 - Center Advocacy Efforts Will Help Improve Maternal Health in Georgia: The Center's efforts helped secure passage of a postpartum Medicaid extension that aims to reduce maternal mortality and racial disparity in Georgia. Read more.

August 3, 2020 - Center and Coalition Lead Digital Campaign Urging Congress to Protect Abortion Access: The Center joined a broad coalition of more than 100 organizations in a digital campaign urging Congress to pass the Women's Health Protection Act. Read more.

July 30, 2020Center Responds to Report from U.S. State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights: The Center for Reproductive Rights has issued its official response to the Trump administration’s latest attempt to remove reproductive rights from the global human rights framework. Read more

July 20, 2020The Center Releases New Report on Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Nigerian Conflict Zones: The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners at the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) documented the effects of the Boko Haram conflict on women's sexual and reproductive health and rights in Northeast Nigeria. Read more.

July 15, 2020 - Georgia's Six-Week Abortion Ban Declared Unconstitutional: In a case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, a federal judge threw out a state law that banned abortion from the earliest weeks of pregnancy. Read more.

July 14, 2020 - Lawsuit by Center for Reproductive Rights and Partners Blocks Tennessee Abortion Bans: In response to a lawsuit by the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners, a federal district court issued a temporary restraining order blocking portions of an extreme Tennessee abortion ban. Read more.

July 14, 2020 - Debunking Anti-Abortion Politicians’ Claims of “Protecting Women’s Health”: Evaluating Priorities, a new online tool developed by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Ibis Reproductive Health, shows that U.S. states with more abortion restrictions tend to have fewer policies supporting women's, children's, and families' health. Read more.

July 9, 2020 - U.S. Supreme Court Decision Will Cause Denial of Birth Control Coverage for Thousands: The Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s bid to allow schools and employers to deny birth control coverage because of religious or moral objections. Read more.

July 6, 2020 - Washington Post Op-ed: Center CEO Urges Congress to Protect Abortion Access: Center president and CEO Nancy Northup advocates for the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA). Read more.

June 29, 2020Victory at the U.S. Supreme Court! The Supreme Court decides in the Center's favor and rules Louisiana's admitting-privileges law unconstitutional. Read more.

June 24, 2020Center Leader Recognized for Work on Black Maternal Health: The Center's Breana Lipscomb was awarded the inaugural Kira Johnson Advocate of the Year Award for her work on Black maternal health. Read more.

June 18, 2020New Trump Administration Rule Will Encourage Discrimination in Health Care: A new rule that would harm health care access for women, LGBTQ people, and immigrants. Read more.

June 17, 2020Center Helps Expand Access to IVF in Maryland: The Center for Reproductive Rights helped to pass a bill that expands access to in-vitro fertilization. Read more.

May 5, 2020Center Lawsuits to Protect Abortion Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic Are Working. States keep trying to use the pandemic as an excuse to ban abortion, but the Center's efforts to stop them are working. Read more.

April 30, 2020Servicemembers and Veterans Face Barriers in Accessing Contraception: Regulations and other difficulties make birth control a challenge for many U.S. servicemembers. Read more.

April 15, 2020Center and International Human Rights Partners Call on Poland to Reject Bills Restricting Sexual and Reproductive Rights

April 9, 2020African Commission to Hear Case on Maternal Deaths Brought by the Center and PartnersThe African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights agrees to hear a complaint that seeks to hold Nigeria accountable for its high number of maternal deaths. Read more.